Indian Government Protests Destruction of Hindu Temple in Pakistan

June 15, 2006

Source: The Times of India


On June 15, 2006 The Times of India reported, "India has protested to Pakistan the demolition of a Hindu temple in Lahore to make way for a commercial complex, an action that has been condemned by political parties and others here. 'This matter has been taken up with the government of Pakistan,' external affairs ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters here on Thursday. He said the issue had also been raised with the Pakistan high commission here. 'Both India and Pakistan are strongly committed to protecting the shrines of minority communities on the two sides,' Sarna added. According to reports in the Pakistani media, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan - which oversees minority shrines - had permitted a jeweller to demolish the Krishna Temple in Lahore to build a commercial complex there."